Quotes about prosperity:
- ...abused prosperity is oftentimes made the very means of our greatest adversity...
- Surer to prosper than prosperity could have assur'd us.
- There shall be in England seven halfpenny loaves sold for a penny: the three-hooped pot shall have ten hoops; and I will make it felony to drink small beer.
- Prosperity's the very bond of love.
- Oh, how portentous is prosperity!
How comet-like, it threatens while it shines.
- Edward Young, Night Thoughts (1742-1745), Night V, line 915.
Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations 
- Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 637-38.
- In rebus prosperis, superbiam, fastidium arrogantiamque magno opere fugiamus.
- In prosperity let us most carefully avoid pride, disdain, and arrogance.
- Cicero, De Officiis (44 B.C.), I. 26.
- Ut adversas res, secundas immoderate ferre, levitatis est.
- It shows a weak mind not to bear prosperity as well as adversity with moderation.
- Cicero, De Officiis (44 B.C.), I. 26.
- C'est un faible roseau que la prospérité.
- Prosperity is a feeble reed.
- Daniel d'Anchères, Tyr et Sidon.
- Alles in der Welt lässt sich ertragen,
Nur nicht eine Reihe von schönen Tagen.
- Everything in the world may be endured, except only a succession of prosperous days.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Sprüche in Reimen, III.
- Prosperity lets go the bridle.
- George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum (1651).
- The desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.
- Isaiah, XXXV. 1.
- I wish you every kind of prosperity, with a little more taste.
- Alain René Le Sage, Gil Blas (1715-1735), Book VII, Chapter IV. Henri Van Laun's translation.
- Felix se nescit amari.
- The prosperous man does not know whether he is loved.
- Marcus Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia, VII. 727.
- They shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig-tree.
- Micah, IV. 4.
- Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.
- Proverbs, III, 16.
- Est felicibus difficilis miserarium vera æstimatio.
- The prosperous can not easily form a right idea of misery.
- Quintilian, De Institutione Oratoria, IX, 6.
- Res secundæ valent commutare naturam, et raro quisquam erga bona sua satis cautus est.
- Prosperity can change man's nature; and seldom is any one cautious enough to resist the effects of good fortune.
- Quintus Curtius Rufus, De Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni, X, 1, 40.
- Quantum caliginis mentibus nostris objicit magna felicitas!
- How much does great prosperity overspread the mind with darkness.
- Seneca, De Brevitate Vitæ, XIII.
- Semel profecto premere felices deus
Cum cœpit, urget; hos habent magna exitus.
- When God has once begun to throw down the prosperous, He overthrows them altogether: such is the end of the mighty.
- Seneca, Hercules Œtæus, 713.
- La prospérité fait peu d'amis.
- Prosperity makes few friends.
- Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues, Reflexions, XVII.
- Prosperity doth bewitch men, seeming clear;
As seas do laugh, show white, when rocks are near.
- John Webster, White Devil, Act V, scene 6.
- Prosperity seems to be scarcely safe, unless it be mixed with a little adversity.
- Prosperity is very liable to bring pride among the other goods with which it endows an individual; it is then that prosperity costs too dear.
- It is one of the worst effects of prosperity to make a man a vortex, instead of a fountain; so that, instead of throwing out, he learns only to draw in.
- Watch lest prosperity destroy generosity.
- The increase of a great number of citizens in prosperity is a necessary element to the security, and even to the existence, of a civilized people.
- He that swells in prosperity will be sure to shrink in adversity.
- Prosperity demands of us more prudence and moderation than adversity.
- Prosperity, in regard of our corrupt inclination to abuse the blessings of Almighty God, doth prove a thing dangerous to the soul of man.
- We must distinguish between felicity and prosperity; for prosperity leads often to ambition, and ambition to disappointment.
- They who lie soft and warm in a rich estate seldom come to heat themselves at the altar.
- Prosperity is the touchstone of virtue; for it is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
- Few of us can stand prosperity. Another man's, I mean.
- Take care to be an economist in prosperity: there is no fear of your being one in adversity.
- Klopsch, Louis, 1852-1910 (1896). Many Thoughts of Many Minds.